NORTH LONSDALE HOSPITAL, BARROW-IN-FURNESS

Stark
1874 The Lancet  
Under the care of Dr. STARK.) TEE occurrence of haemorrhage in the following case-for the notes of which we are indebted to Mr. H. B. Vincent, house-surgeon-does not appear to have been in any way connected with the employment of Esmarch's bandage, but seems to have been due to the small degree of coagulability of the blood. Ligatures were applied in vain to the bleeding points; but the application of the perchloride of iron at once arrested the oozing of blood. James N , aged thirty-three, was
more » ... brought into the hospital on Sept. llth suffering from a compound fracture of the right radius in the middle third, and of the ulna immediately above the wrist-joint, together with severe laceration and contusion of all the soft parts on both aspects of the forearm. The main vessels and the nerves of the forearm were not injured, as was seen on examination after removal. The arm was amputated in the lower third. Esmarch's bandages were applied, a good number of vessels were ligatured, and in every other respect the operation was normal and almost entirely bloodless. En pass ant it may be mentioned that the man had only recovered from an attack of typhoid fever about three weeks. The accident was
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